Guyot, Lawrence

Lawrence Guyot was a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a key civil rights organizer on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and elsewhere, and was director of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, which challenged the traditional Democratic Party delegation during the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, NJ.

Click here to listen to an oral history interview with Lawrence Guyot as part of the Library of Congress Civil Rights History Project

Sources:

Library of Congress

Dittmer, John, Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

SNCC Digital Gateway